presidental debates, sci-fi style.
It seems that every time I turn around today, somebody else is doing a "Which politician is which star wars character" comparison. Naturally, these two lend themselves to the comparison rather well, but it still shows what a true bunch of geeks we've got following politics in this country.
Not that that's a bad thing, mind you.
So, this post is a twofer: first, I'm going to start a round-up of comparisons here, and secondly am going to ask for further comparisons. Odd characters? Odd politicians? Everybody has an evil twin.
John Edwards, naturally, resembles good ole Luke Skywalker. I mean, just look at this pic
at Ace's and tell me there isn't a resemblance.
Dick Cheney, on the other hand, has been compared to nearly every character in the movie. The Llamabutchers have started reffering to him as "Darth Cheney
," visual aid included, being the notoriously eeeevil conservative he is (would this make Halliburton the Empire?). And Michele not only relates the veeps to characters with Cheney playing Solo, but describes which one she thinks would make the better lover based on this comparison
. but she does make a good point:
Luke : You know, between his howling and you blasting everything in sight, it's a wonder the whole station doesn't know we're here.Which one do you want as your vice-president?
Han Solo : Bring 'em on, I'd prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around.
spent most of the program today talking about which character was which. He thinks Chaney should be Yoda, schooling the young dorky Luke. He also says Bush is either Obi-Wan or Solo, the Emperor should be either Kerry or Hillary Clinton (I like the Shrill Hill comparison myself), and don't forget the obvious Jabba the Hutt referance. The question there is, who does Moore have on the chain?
I'm sure this is a very partial list, but I'm on the lookout for more. There's also plenty of open characters and pols out there, still, so maybe if we fill in the characters a scene-script ought to be in order.
UPDATE: e-Claire at Knowledge is Power is all over this one, with a helpful photo and a mostly full cast line-up.